Minutes of January 18, 2008

First-Year Programs Advisory Committee

Minutes of January 18, 2008

Call to Order

3:15 p.m. in UNVH 113 by Gary Brock, Chair


Thomas Lane, Cindy Pemberton, Helen Reid, Ellena Stotler, John Steiert, Cathy VanLanduyt and Mike Wood


Motion by John Steiert to accept minutes (distributed via email) passed unanimously.

Update on GoalQuest

Jan 21-23—Cindy Pemberton, Mike Wood, Rob Hornberger and Don Simpson to meet with GoalQuest reps in New Jersey

GoalQuest will be piloted in IDS 110 this spring.

Addressing Faculty Concerns During Transition—Fall 2008

Prepare documentation for faculty

  • Goals and Objectives
Under each objective list 3-4 caveats—how faculty might incorporate discipline perspective, common reader and guidance on public affairs
  • Sample Syllabus
Succinctly state this course is not an introduction to major.
One-half course content may be variable topic
  • FAQ—"How much of my discipline can I bring in"?
"Variable topic—How do I incorporate it into course"?
"How does sustainability fit in"?
"How much of course content is common reader"?
  • Annotated bibliography of textbooks used by other institutions
Instructor has choice of textbook
Tasks Prior to Next Meeting
Committee to send comments to Mike Wood regarding
      1. Clarification of goals and objectives
      2. Statements to faculty for inclusion in Sample Syllabus and FAQ
Helen Reid will check on overload policy for faculty.
Thomas Lane moved to adjourn meeting at 4:30 p.m.
Next Meeting
Friday, February 1, 3:15-4:30 p.m., UNVH 113